Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Family

YAY!!!  It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  I love Thanksgiving...I love making and eating turkey dinners and it's the one time of year that I make Pumpkin Cake (which my family looks forward to ALL year!).  We have family visiting with us this weekend and have a fun weekend planned...Farmer's Market, Corn Maze, season opener for the Oilers (my dad, husband and kids will definitely enjoy this) and of course, turkey!!!

After the year we've had (especially the last few months), I have a lot to be thankful for!  I have a wonderful and healthy family and I fully intend to make the best of the time we have together...because I have learned that life can throw you a curve ball when you're least expecting it and change things forever.
One of our family traditions is to get a family picture each year.  In the past we've done this around our anniversary in May, but the last few years we've done summer and fall pictures.  I have a special album that I put all our family pictures in.  As much as my family complains about pictures each year, it's so fun to look back and see how our family has grown and changed!  The pictures we had done last year were some of my favorites (although this year's are pretty awesome too!) and I just had to do a scrapbook layout of some of my favorites.


My scrapbook club always comments how coordinated my family looks in pictures.  For our family pictures I always make sure we all have coordinating outfits because it makes the pictures so much better!  When they saw this layout they commented that even the dog is coordinated...that wasn't planned!!!
I did some really fun stuff with this layout.  I made a great leaf background with the Gently Falling set just like I did with my pumpkin frame here.  I also used the new Simply Scored tool (I *heart* this tool!!) to add some visual interest to one of my photo mats.



I also accented with some of the new Spice Cake DSP from the Holiday Mini and one of those big beautiful Spice Cake buttons (you need some of these...trust me!!!).


See that tiny Pear Pizzazz scallop edge?  I did that with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch and just positioned my punched piece under the DSP so that just the scallop edge would show.  Cute!

To my Canadian friends...enjoy your weekend and turkey dinner and remember everything you have to be thankful for!  Have an inspired day!



1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pages and great details! I'm thankful for you!

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